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A Spring Brook treasure photographed; good timing

Brook TroutSpring Brook (also known as Rice Creek) “is the only trout stream in Rice County, and is an uncommon resource type in southern Minnesota” according to the Northfield Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) commissioned by the City of Northfield in 2005.

Kathleen Doran-Norton, member of the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors, forwarded the email below and photo (above) to me yesterday.  She didn’t say so but I’m guessing she’s got Thursday’s Business and Industrial Park planning open house in mind since Spring Brook/Rice Creek flows through the southern edge of the “south site” on West Armstrong Rd. in Bridgewater Township.  Kathleen wrote:

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A leather belt: fit for romance or an electric chair?

Griff and Robbie Wigley, belted Robbie and I were in Willie’s Shoe Repair on Saturday when proprietor Randy Malecha showed us his latest creation: a leather belt for the upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim play, Assassins, at St. Olaf.

Tickets go on sale today. From the Wikipedia entry on Assassins:

From an electric chair Zangara sings his refusal to be afraid and that he hadn’t cared who he killed as long as it was one of the men who control the money. Peeved that as an "American Nothing" he has no photographers at his execution, Zangara is electrocuted.

Randy let us take the belt home for a while so that we could…

Would you sing for Haiti with this guy? How about just listen to singing?

Paul MillerSinging for Haiti - midGolf course architect Paul Miller (Paul Miller Design Inc) stopped by my morning office at GBM last week with the poster of Saturday’s Singing for Haiti fundraiser at The Grand Event Center.

Paul has been involved in peace and justice work in Haiti for over a decade and is the founder of the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield which is hosting the event. Money raised will go to the What If? Foundation, Feed My Starving Children, and Partners in Health.

Musical groups performing include The Brothers Frantzich, founders of Feed Them With Music; Carleton bluegrass band, Porch Collective; St. Olaf psychedelic/blues/jam band Archaic Revival; and Northfield High School‘s Madrigals.

Local sponsors include Carleton College, St. Olaf College, Labor Arbitration Institute, Schmitz, Ophaug, and Dowd, LLP, Buzz Salon, and Paul Miller Design Inc.

For more info, see 1) Carleton College’s Haiti Relief Gateway; 2) last week’s Nfld News article, Concert to benefit Haitians; 3) Jane McWilliams’ blog post on Northfield.org.

You can get tickets at Mary Rossing’s Present Perfect store on Division or at the door at the Grand on Saturday.